CHANGE OF ADDRESS
If you are moving/changing your address, please notify the Parish Office so we can keep our records up-to-date. If you are changing your phone number because you are using a cellular phone and/or forgoing your land phone, the Parish Office would also like that information. Please click here or call us at 703-221-4044, ext. 222. Thank you.
There are now separate numbers for the Parish Office (703-221-4044) or (703-291-7285), School Office (703-221-3868), and Religious Education Office (703-221-3127). If a parishioner wishes to reach someone in those offices, we ask that they please call the designated number. This is a change from the previous arrangement where you would be able to dial an extension after reaching the general number of the parish. We had to make this change to correct problems we were having with the former system.
Upcoming Parish Events
St. Francis’ Boy Scout Troop 138 School Supplies Drive
August 4th-5th, 11th-12th, and 18th-19th
St. Francis’ Boy Scout Troop 138 will be holding their fourth annual School Supplies Drive. This service project will be to collect much needed school supplies for St. Francis House, during the weekends of August 4th-5th, 11th-12th, and 18th-19th. Boxes will be located in the vestibule for your generous contributions of these items (crayons, backpacks, glue sticks, black and white marble composition books, wide-ruled notebook paper, pink erasers, etc.). This year Virginia’s sales tax holiday/tax-free weekend is August 3rd-5th. (https://www.tax.virginia.gov/virginia-sales-tax-holiday)
If you are interested in becoming a member of Boy Scout Troop 138, please contact Chanel Marquis.
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi will be hosting a Virtus Session on Sunday, August 19th from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the Parish Center Dining Facility.
To attend this session, you must please pre-register by going to www.virtus.org.
St. Francis Inn Philadelphia, PA
September 10th – 14th
St. Francis Inn Philadelphia, PA September 10-14, 2018. We are currently forming our mission team to work alongside our sisters and brothers at St. Francis Inn, Philadelphia, PA. At the Inn we will live amongst the Friars, religious, lay ministers, and Franciscan volunteers as we serve the poor, the homeless, and the marginalized of the Kennsington neighborhood in northeast Philadelphia. Please consider joining us as we respond to our call of discipleship standing in solidarity with those who have least in life. For more information, please contact Desi McGlade.
2018-2019 Religious Education Registration is Now Open!
Please click here to register.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday, August 15th
Wednesday, August 15th is the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (a Holy Day of Obligation).
Masses will be held at:
Aug 14th – 7:30 pm (Vigil Mass)
Aug 15th – 6:30 am, 8:45 am, 7:30 pm
Annual Parish Labor Day Picnic
Monday, September 3rd
11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Our annual Labor Day Picnic will be held on Monday, September 3rd at Locust Shade Park from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 12:00 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. A sign-up poster for family food donations will be available in the vestibule on the weekends of August 19th and 26th. Please plan to join us for our family day of fun and good food.
The picnic will be held rain or shine. If it must be cancelled due to extreme conditions, the cancellation will be posted on the parish website.
Adult Bible Study
September – December, 2018
Registration begins September 1st
Online registration begins September 1st for all fall Bible studies, including Sunday afternoon and Monday morning classes, as well as various self-paced home studies. To register and purchase your workbooks, please visit http://www.stfrncis.org/resources.
Hunger Knows No Season
When did I see You Hungry, Lord? St. Francis has pledged to provide Saturday breakfasts to the Drop-In Shelter in Woodbridge from April to October and we are in dire need of your help. Sign-up sheets are available on the bulletin board in the vestibule of the Church. Thank you very much for your support!
For more information, please contact
August 12th-13th at 7:00 p.m.
Please join Br. Casey Cole, O.F.M., on a two-night Parish Mission, on August 12th-13th at 7:00 p.m. here at St. Francis Church. Where he will be presenting two talks, “We Are All Called” and “What Happens After Saying Yes to God.”
Br. Casey is a solemnly professed friar from Holy Name Province (New York) studying for the priesthood. He is the author of the blog “Breaking in the Habit,” produces YouTube videos about evangelization and catechesis, and recently published his first book, Called: What Happens After Saying Yes to God.
September 5th at 7:30 pm
If you or someone you know is considering being initiated into the Roman Catholic faith, please make plans to attend our first RCIA meeting on Wednesday, September 5th at 7:30 pm in the St. Catherine Room. It will be a great opportunity to discover more details about the program and ask questions. You may also contact Friar Henry Fulmer.
Marriage Jubilee Mass
October 14th at 2:30 p.m.
Registration due September 13th
Are you celebrating your Silver or Golden Marriage Jubilee this year? Were you married in1968 or 1993? Then please contact the Parish Office to make sure that you are registered for the “2018 Marriage Jubilee Mass.” This Mass will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. on October 14th at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington, VA. The Parish Office must submit all registrations to the Office for Family Life as soon as possible. Registrations forms are available in the vestibule of the Church or click here.
Please contact Chanel Marquis in the parish office with any questions. Do not delay. Registration is due no later than Thursday, September 13th.
St. Francis of Assisi School
St. Francis of Assisi School is currently accepting applications for admission (Preschool—8th Grade) for the 2018-2019 school year. Please visit the school website, www.stfas.org, or contact the school office, (703) 221-3868 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information and to schedule a tour of the campus.